†hird Landscape

we breathe. we are the seeker. we are an incantation. we feel. we are the vessel. we are the substrate. we found fluid can be a state of being.

we saw the center of creation and broke. we returned from the darkest depths. we are on the move. we awoke to find the world changed. our brothers and sisters left as dead.

we awaken with them, stretching. your name, as birth.

vibrations call to us in darkness. we were lost to ourselves.

our homes burned. our families scattered.

we remember touch. we gather.

once in the morning there was nothing. far, far away there was nothing, and they chased us. it became like a bloodhound dog and chased us, and rose, wicked, from inside us and found itself.

the sun rose in the sky and there was madness. images were past manipulations. imperfections everywhere. broken, we sobbed and were comforted.

the passing of the light has darkness, dry death. we were born here,

in this nothing. alone.

we have been to places all over, and found, by this, us, to be what holds the ties. when we searched we found, when we found, we reaped. when we reaped, we sowed. what we sowed healed.

we are strong, together. in the deepest of ailments, through the wilds of madness. we found then, one by one, the music played. The dead began to dance.

Simple touches. Nights of rest, to light, that we carry the keys.

We never lost the faith. For each other, we are love.

We do many things.  Shift, move, awaken, touch. Though there is more.

We are becoming. From the shadows we spoke.

Cold, none could hear our bloody whispers.

In the heat of their passions, they had forgotten the tribes.

We open them from their walking death, into the light of the fires. 

The Third Landscape

The Third Landscape

The Third Landscape – an undetermined fragment of the Planetary Garden -designates the sum of the space left over by man to landscape evolution – to nature alone. It forms a privileged area of receptivity to biological diversity. Based on "The Third Landscape manifesto" by Gilles Clément, KissThemforme considers cemeteries and constructions sites as the reservoir for our collective memory and imaginaires.

Moa6

Moa6

Movement of the targets through time and space. Forensic architecture

Alessandro Nucci

Alessandro Nucci

Immortality by Design: "But architecture can build a bridge between the living and the dead and, to some extent, blur the boundaries."

Giulia Carpentieri

Giulia Carpentieri

The Three Horsemen of Riches: Plague, War, and Urbanization. The SARS pandemic began outside of a major city, was brought to a major city, and from there was spread to other major cities around the world. As was highlighted above in reference to the bubonic plague, globalization and urbanization tend to go hand in hand.

Hanna6

Hanna6

"Here, too, the praiseworthy has its rewards; there are tears for things and mortal things touch the mind. Release your fear; this fame will bring you some safety." Virgil, Aeneid

T4

T4

In "Space, Time and Architecture", Sigfried Giedion coined the term “Playboy Architecture” to describe the American postwar attitude as “jumping from one sensation to another and quickly bored with everything.” Playboy created the identity of a man who enjoyed things indoors, rather than the allures of field and stream and mechanics. His domain was the heterotopic play space of the urban apartment. Pornotopia, Paul Preciado

Caterpillar Defense

Caterpillar Defense

Caterpillar Defense is the world’s foremost supplier of earthmoving equipment, engines and power generators for government agencies and military forces. These reliable and technologically advanced products are used to provide security, generate energy and supply critical aid for millions of people around the globe. www.cat.com

P1010134

P1010134

Kiss them for me: The Real Estate

Living with the dead

Living with the dead

For thee, who, mindful of th' unhonour'd dead, Dost in these lines their artless tale relate; If chance, by lonely contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate..

Patshuro

Patshuro

Kissthemforme: The Real Estate

Let's Do The Work.™

Let's Do The Work.™

We found you hiding, we found you lying Choking on the dirt and sand Your former glories and all the stories Dragged and washed with eager hands Cities of Dust, Siouxsie and the Banshees

Claws

Claws

Kissthemforme: The Cemetery

P1000812_edited

P1000812_edited

Economic Origins of the Evil Eye Belief The practice of human sacrifice in certain traditional societies is in fact a primitive technology of property rights protection (Leeson). In his theory “conspicuous destruction” of wealth by way of exchanging valuable property for humans that are subsequently sacrificed makes the community poorer. This reduces the expected payoff from plundering and protects the community from external predation.

acab2

acab2

To enter an apartment, police officers need an order, while they are free to move through public space. Therefore, we are somehow blind to the fact that all our imaginaries about the positive aspects of public space rely on the existence of the police. In this sense, one might say that architecture creates the limits between what police can access without and order and what they can't. This would be a whole new imaginary of public space created by law and not by design. Imaginaries of Violence

The Bunker

The Bunker

Urbanization and architecture have always been important in my work. Kissthemforme is about the exile of the living and the dead. Urbanization is not ony the key to understand how pandemic is spreading, but how it leads to same punishment: quarantine. But, just as quarantine is a fantastic lab for our creativity, cemeteries and construction sites can be a reservoir for our collective memory and imaginaires.

B2

B2

Kiss them for me: The Cemetery

Lorène Abfayer

Lorène Abfayer

Kissthemforme: The Real Estate

Négligé

Négligé

Crossing boundaries: bras, lingerie and rape myths in postcolonial urban middle-class India With the processes of modernization, urbanization and the entry of women in the formal labour market in Indian metropolitan spaces, the modern middle-class woman’s sartorial choices become enmeshed in popular rape myths (false beliefs) that serve to blame her for the wearing of western clothing.